In 2005, Hurricane Katrina whipped through the southern part of the United States. Most haven’t heard of the 500 Indian men exploited to work as welders and pipe fitters on the damaged oil rigs in the U.S. Gulf Coast.
In 2010 Kevin Bales gave an incredible TED Talk on the business of modern day slavery. He gave estimates on the cost to free all the slaves in the world today. This infographic is a representation of the estimates mentioned in that talk.
September 19 is unofficially Talk Like a Pirate Day. Fair Trade rum is a great way to celebrate!
Noy Thrupkaew is a global journalist that reports on human trafficking. Watch her TED talk that shares another perspective on the underlying issues that enable human trafficking.